Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words

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oar

a blade for rowing

or

conjunction

ore

metal-bearing mineral or rock


odd

(see awed)


of

(see have)


on to vs. onto

Use onto if you can add up before on.

 

Example: He climbed (up) onto the roof.
Example:
She held on to her child in the crowd. (She did not hold up her child.)

 

Use onto when you mean fully aware of; informed about.

  Example: We canceled Julia's surprise party when we realized she was onto our plan.

one

single unit

won

past tense of win


oral

(see aural)


ordinance

a law

ordnance

military weapons and ammunition


our

(see hour)


overdo

to do to excess

overdue

past due


Misused Words

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